10 Students, 10 Issues, 10 Journeys
Ten Intel ISEF 2010 Finalists were selected by the 100 People Foundation to attend the Techonomy Conference in Lake Tahoe where they met world leaders in technology, including Bill Gates. The conference explored the way technology can support a new economy by using innovative ways to solve some of the world’s leading problems and contribute to a higher quality of life. The Techonomy website explains, “Techonomy embodies an engineering can-do spirit and emphasizes solutions that scale up…Techonomy celebrates the notion that humanity can invent its way out of the messes it has helped create.”
The ten Finalists’ projects covered some of today’s most pressing issues: food, transportation, health, economy, water, education, energy, war, waste management, and shelter. Read More
New SSP Fellows Meet and Learn at the 2010 Fellows Institute
The 2010 SSP Fellows traveled to Washington, DC in late July for a week of training and networking at the 2010 SSP Fellows Institute. The Fellows attended several workshops, including Mentoring Student Research and How to Teach Research: Taking an Experiment to an Investigation, with expert instructors from organizations including the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science & Technology; the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Science Education; the Lakeshore H.S. Math & Science Center; and Georgetown Day School. In between sessions, visiting their congressional representatives, and conducting experiments, the Fellows also finalized their Project Management Plans (PMPs) for implementing independent research programs at their schools, which serve under-resourced students. Read More
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Afraid of its own fishy reflection
By Stephen Ornes
Male cichlids are mainly freshwater fish that may go after other fish who dare cross their path. A male cichlid will even lunge if that “other fish” happens to be himself: When some types of these cichlids see their own reflections in a mirror, they respond as aggressively as when they encounter a real fish opponent. Read More
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